Barack Obama on the Issues: Abortion.
In another segment on Barack Obamaâ€™s views, Right Pundits explores the challenge presented by Abortion. In the candidateâ€™s own words and record, Obama provides clarity by revealing an extremist pro-abortion position.
Barack Obama is racing to the right to attract moderate voters, painting himself as a pro-choice moderate. However, newly obtained documents prove that in 2003 Barack Obama, as chairman of an Illinois state Senate committee, voted down a bill to protect live-born survivors of abortion. The bill was called The Born Alive Infants Protection Act.
His vote that day came even after the panel had amended the bill to contain verbatim language — copied from a federal bill passed by Congress without objection in 2002 — explicitly foreclosing any impact on abortion. Obamaâ€™s legislative actions in 2003 denied effective protection even to babies born alive during abortions. The bill Obama killed was virtually identical to the federal bill that even NARAL ultimately did not opposed and that passed 98-0.
Jill Stanek, pro-life advocate, exhaustively breaks down the details of these documents, showing just how radical Obama’s abortion policy is. Bloggers across the internet are addressing this latest issue as well.
His campaign and his defenders – code for the mainstream media – have asserted repeatedly and forcefully that it is a distortion, or even a smear, to suggest that Obama opposed a state born-alive bill that was the same as the federal bill. However the paper trail of documents and Obama’s own votes on the issue tell a different tale.
After reviewing the documents there really is no getting around it: Obama voted for infanticide. He then tried to cover it up with lies about when the “neutrality” clause” was placed in the federal bill. He perpetuated the lie most likely when he realized how wildly unpopular his vote would be with voters. Especially since he had higher aspirations then the Illinois Senate.
Itâ€™s one thing to be pro-abortion. That, at least, can be debated. However, if a child somehow survives an abortion is it still permissible to end that child’s life? I suppose it is if you are a Communist. The pro-abortion argument centers around a womanâ€™s choice to do with â€œher bodyâ€? what she chooses. But if the child is expelled from her body, and is still alive, itâ€™s no longer her “choice” to make is it?
Since the democratic party platform generally mirrors the agenda set by its candidate for the presidency, does this mean the dems will move from a “choice” stance to the adoption of a strong and unequivocal statement promoting abortion? I doubt that. Even though many of us remember Obama’s own words that if his daughters made a “mistake,” he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby”…
And for those pro-life supporters of Obama who are all wrapped up in the Obamamessiah’s hopechangery, will they be able to overlook this? Let’s hope not. In the meantime, keep your babies away from Obama.
“Barack Obama on Abortion: In His Own Words” Video